The first batch of items Jesse Jackson Jr. turned over to help fulfill a forfeiture order from the United States District Court is officially up for auction.
They include nine items of Bruce Lee and Michael Jackson memorabilia, a mink cashmere cape, a mink reversible parka, a black and red cashmere cape and a black fox reversible jacket.
They are being sold as part of the U.S. Marshals Service Online Collectibles Auction via Gaston & Sheehan. Bidding begins Sept. 17 through Sept. 26.
The former congressman received the forfeiture order after his criminal conviction for misusing campaign funds. Jackson Jr. was sentenced to two and a half years in prison last month.
Not only must Jackson come up with $750,000 in cash, which he told the court he will be paying in full, but he also must part with dozens of items, some of them almost comical in nature, which prosecutors said were purchased with his ill-gotten gains.
He has indicated he hopes to satisfy the money judgment in total by the time he begins serving his prison sentence.
Information about the U.S. Marshals Service’s auctions of forfeited items can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov/assets/sales.htm.